• Are you unsure of what the criteria is for Leadership, Service, Citizenship, and Character?  Read the following for hints and tips.
    The student who exercises leadership:
    • Is resourceful in proposing new problems, applying principals, and making suggestions
    • Demonstrates initiative in promoting school activities
    • Exercises positive influence on peers in upholding school ideals and spirit
    • Contributes ideas that improve the civic life of the school
    • Is able to delegate responsibilities
    • Exemplifies positive attitudes
    • Inspires positive behavior in others
    • Demonstrates academic initiative
    • Successfully holds school offices or positions of responsibility
    • Conducts business effectively and efficiently
    • Is a leader in the classroom and community activities
    • Is dependable in any responsibility accepted.
    The student who serves: (a minimum of 10 service hours is needed for students to be considered for acceptance)
    • Volunteers and provides dependable and well-organized assistance, is gladly available, and is willing to sacrifice to offer assistance
    • Works well with others and is willing to take on difficult or inconspicuous responsibilities
    • Cheerfully and enthusiastically renders and requested service to the school
    • Is willing to represent the class or school in interclass and interscholastic competition
    • Does committee and staff work without complaint
    • Participates in some activity outside of school (i.e. Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, religious groups, volunteer services for the elderly, poor or disadvantaged)
    • Mentors persons in the community or students at other schools
    • Shows courtesy by assisting visitors, teachers and students.
    The student who demonstrates citizenship:
    • Understands the importance of civic involvement
    • Has a high regard for freedom and justice; respects the U.S. form of government; and respects the laws at the local, state, and federal level that protects that government
    • Demonstrates mature participation and responsibility through involvement with such activities as scouting, community organizations, and school clubs.
    The student of character:
    • Takes criticism willingly and accepts recommendations graciously
    • Consistently exemplifies desirable qualities of behavior
    • Cooperates by complying with school regulations concerning property, programs, office, halls, etc.
    • Demonstrates the highest standards of honesty and reliability
    • Regularly shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others
    • Observes instructions and rules, is punctual, and faithful both inside and outside the classroom
    • Manifests truthfulness in acknowledging obedience to rules, avoiding cheating in written work, and showing an unwillingness to profit by the mistakes of others
    • Actively helps rid the school of bad influences or environment.
    *The selection procedures were taken from the National Junior Honor Society Handbook.*